I don't miss where I came from
But each night I dream about being back home
When I wake up in the morning
I'm too tired, tired of being alone

So I get up and go downtown
And pick me out a little piece of ground
Where I can prove something to the world
I can prove something to the world

Don't look at me
I'm the bus stop boxer
Don't look at me
I'm the bus stop boxer

Daddy put us in the truck and
Dropped us off and said good luck, then
One lucky kid waiting for the bus
Made a winner out of one of us

Don't look at me
I'm the bus stop boxer
Don't look at me
I'm the bus stop boxer

Going down by the railroad tracks, where
People know that they better not relax
I'm the man, baby, I am the man
This is where I can make you understand

Don't look at me
I'm the bus stop boxer
Don't look at me
I'm the bus stop boxer


Lyrics submitted by Super Sapien

Bus Stop Boxer Lyrics as written by Mark O. Everett John Alexander William Parish

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Bus Stop Boxer song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

12 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment

    I feel these Lyrics are about outcasts, in this case someone lost ..deranged. a weird man hanging around with its own war in his head. as we would watch his strange behavior. at a bus stop as for example.. yet not knowing what is wrong with this dude. so to me this is about a madman fighting with hard things from his past and more generaly this text by E makes me think about how life wrecks people, and leaves most of them isolated confused and lonely in their madness and among others to whom he only appears as a freaking bus stop boxer.

    naivadaon July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning

    "I don't miss where I came from But each night I dream about being back home"

    Are among my favourite opening lines to any song. It beautifully sums up the ambivalence towards your home when you have been displaced.

    I think this song is about a desperation to find meaning.

    wolfticketon May 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I'd like to know what someone else's intepretation of the song is, because I have no idea what a Bus Stop Boxer is.

    Lobsteron March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I really like this song...I don't really understand it either but the lyrics mean alot to me as I have been away from home for so long.

    loser girlon March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think that this song Is about a guy who was abandoned with his siblings by his father. They were wandering around and the guy wanted to support his family, so he started to make money from street fighting. The bit at the beginning about not missing home is saying that he doesn't miss it, cos he hates his dad, but he still dreams about it. May not be right, but it made sense to me.

    Princesstomon May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    e said it was about some engineer or something who said his dad used to take him and his brothers to a bus stop and have them run out and beat a kid waiting for the bus up and the first one to get a punch in was the winner

    yeah

    battaryacidon April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hopefully i'll never meet this bus stop boxer guy. even though he wants to be the man. I mean there must be other ways...

    innion February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    battaryacid is right.an engineer doing work on an eels cd told e a story about when he was a kid the next day e recorded bus stop boxer

    scottecooperon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    now the song finally makes sense :)

    Friendlyghoston March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Well I could of swore it was about E He was homeless for a while If I'm wrong I'm sorry

    xo

    littleprincess873on July 05, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
The Night We Met
Lord Huron
This is a hauntingly beautiful song about introspection, specifically about looking back at a relationship that started bad and ended so poorly, that the narrator wants to go back to the very beginning and tell himself to not even travel down that road. I believe that the relationship started poorly because of the lines: "Take me back to the night we met:When the night was full of terrors: And your eyes were filled with tears: When you had not touched me yet" So, the first night was not a great start, but the narrator pursued the relationship and eventually both overcame the rough start to fall in love with each other: "I had all and then most of you" Like many relationships that turn sour, it was not a quick decline, but a gradual one where the narrator and their partner fall out of love and gradually grow apart "Some and now none of you" Losing someone who was once everything in your world, who you could confide in, tell your secrets to, share all the most intimate parts of your life, to being strangers with that person is probably one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. So Painful, the narrator wants to go back in time and tell himself to not even pursue the relationship. This was the perfect song for "13 Reasons Why"
Album art
Blue
Ed Sheeran
“Blue” is a song about a love that is persisting in the discomfort of the person experiencing the emotion. Ed Sheeran reflects on love lost, and although he wishes his former partner find happiness, he cannot but admit his feelings are still very much there. He expresses the realization that he might never find another on this stringed instrumental by Aaron Dessner.
Album art
Head > Heels
Ed Sheeran
“Head > Heels” is a track that aims to capture what it feels like to experience romance that exceeds expectations. Ed Sheeran dedicates his album outro to a lover who has blessed him with a unique experience that he seeks to describe through the song’s nuanced lyrics.
Album art
Amazing
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran tells a story of unsuccessfully trying to feel “Amazing.” This track is about the being weighed down by emotional stress despite valiant attempts to find some positivity in the situation. This track was written by Ed Sheeran from the perspective of his friend. From the track, we see this person fall deeper into the negative thoughts and slide further down the path of mental torment with every lyric.
Album art
Page
Ed Sheeran
There aren’t many things that’ll hurt more than giving love a chance against your better judgement only to have your heart crushed yet again. Ed Sheeran tells such a story on “Page.” On this track, he is devastated to have lost his lover and even more saddened by the feeling that he may never move on from this.